Using Chinese Sumi ink

Q: Chinese Sumi ink is used in certain types of Arabic calligraphy. I have recently found out that this ink is made using gelatine/animal glue from cows or rabbits. As there is no way to determine whether the gelatine is from halal slaughtered animals, is it permissible to use this ink for writing? In particular writing the Names and Praises of Allah Ta'ala and Aayat of the Quraan Majeed?

A: If you are not clear about it then avoid it.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)